Posted by Sir_Karl
Co promotions are not the way to go.
The only way it would work is if 1 of the companies bought the other 2.
It has to be one name...one identifiable name.
America, Japan and Russia...that is one hell of a MMA "pool" and audience.
If done right under one "umbrella"....it could be serious competition for the UFC.
We all know it will bust though.
Most american fans dont care about Japanese fighters and M1 brings LOL one fighter of value to the table. I still think its a great move and will help to expose more fighters to our market but even if it runs smooth as silk its not going to be competition for the UFC any time soon.
I think affliction proved once and for all to beat the UFC you have to build from the bottom up or you'll go bankrupt. I think this is along those lines and a good move by strikeforce. I still think the UFC will cherry pick fighters from this and in some ways its helpful to the UFC.
Anyway YAY to more competitive events by two promotions.